Assistant or Associate Professor: Plant-Insect Interaction/Crop IPM

Position ID: 38559
University of Georgia
Agricultural & Environmental Science
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Job Description: 


Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Posting Number 2018_00598F
Official Title Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor: Plant-Insect Interactions/Crop IPM
Title Code 55194
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Job Summary

The appointee will develop a strong, extramurally funded research and teaching program with responsibilities in the study of plant-insect interactions with emphasis on agroecosystems. The position also has strong funding potential from Georgia’s Commodity Commissions. The successful applicant will provide research expertise at the interface of applied and basic research programs in Entomology. Opportunities for collaboration on plant improvement programs with personnel in other departments including Crop and Soil Sciences, Horticulture and Plant Pathology are also available. Demonstrated expertise in plant-insect interactions from either an ecological and/or molecular perspective will be considered. Instructional activities will include a course in the successful applicant’s area of expertise, contributions to a course in Integrated Pest Management, and mentoring graduate students.

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Minimum Qualifications

Applicant must have earned a Ph.D. in Entomology or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong background of relevant course work, a strong record of scholarly achievement, and excellent communication skills. To qualify for Associate rank on hire, applicants must already hold Assistant or higher rank at another institution and show clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a regional or national authority.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 02/01/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
Application Procedure: 
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
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Application Deadline: 
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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